Bombardier has launched the EBI Sense digital service designed for predictive maintenance of rail signalling systems which embraces company’s rail control experience, modern digital tools and advanced analytics.
The service converts asset performance data into powerful insights, enabling infrastructure operators to manage maintenance more efficiently, reduce disruptions and enhance railway availability.
“The launch of our innovative, cloud-native, predictive maintenance service for signalling is a transformative step towards realising the benefits of digitalisation for railway performance. Developed through a combination of technology and expertise combined with the latest exciting digital enablers, EBI Sense is a true reflection of our commitment to continuously innovate and add value for our customers across their system’s entire lifecycle,” Richard Hunter, President, Rail Control Solutions, at Bombardier Transportation said.
The EBI Sense digital service is suited to widely distributed rail systems with a high number of trackside assets such as point machines and track circuits. It brings together the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as cloud and machine learning with advanced, secure data collection and analytics to predict equipment failures and schedule maintenance.
Unique wireless sensors, cloud-native systems and flexible web-based interfaces enable a rapid deployment with no disruption to operations. Using machine learning, it automatically improves analysis through experience and anticipates asset performance.
As a subscription service, EBI Sense brings simplicity and predictability of costs, and with the end-user in mind, intuitive interfaces and reports offer customers a simplified workflow process.
The solution is developed by Bombardier’s Rail Control Solutions’ Services Team based in Sweden. The EBI Sense adds a new dimension to the Bombardier OptiFlo suite of rail control service solutions. The company has a long history of innovation in modern rail control, from pioneering the first computer-based interlockings and automated train control systems, to continuing to advance in the digital arena with technologies like EBI Sense today.